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Daughters of convicted rapist James O’Reilly, who waived their right to anonymity, outside the Criminal Courts of Justice following his sentencing. Photograph: Collins Courts

Several Traveller groups and abuse survivor organisations have called for a review of the State’s response to a case where eight women were abused and(...)

The measure  follows recent Garda statistics showing the number of calls for help relating to domestic violence increased 25 per cent this year. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Victims of domestic violence have been granted immediate access to rent supplement payments to help protect them from abuse during the coronavirus pan(...)

Garda checkpoints have been established to enforce the coronavirus movement restrictions. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

The coronavirus pandemic has coincided with large drops in most categories of crime but significant increases in domestic violence, drug dealing and o(...)

A spokeswoman for Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said the decision on holding an inquiry was still under discussion

A senior civil servant cautioned against the Government holding a statutory investigation into child sexual abuse in legacy scouting organisations in (...)

Children were being ‘subjected to voluntary consent for significant periods of time’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Temporary measures to take children into State care without a court order have been found in some cases to have been used indefinitely by Tusla, the c(...)

Assistant general secretary at the Department of the Taoiseach Liz Canavan at a media briefing on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There had been a “very high level of compliance” with restrictions on non-essential travel over the bank holiday weekend, Liz Canavan, Department of T(...)

An  audit from the second quarter of 2019 said it could not be assured children at risk of significant harm in Dublin north city were being safeguarded by Tusla. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Children at risk of significant harm are “not receiving an effective service” from Tusla on Dublin city’s northside, according to internal audit repor(...)

‘Survivors must be treated with dignity and respect throughout any investigative or reporting process,’ said Clíona Saidléar, executive director of the Rape Crisis Network Ireland. Photograph: Getty

There is a “plain” need for legal reforms around how Tusla, the child and family agency, investigates child abuse allegations, the Government’s specia(...)

The new policy guidelines, a copy of which has been seen by The Irish Times, are set to come into force in June, and Tusla social workers are currently receiving training in their implementation. File photograph: iStockPhoto

People under investigation for child abuse, including sexual abuse, will be permitted to personally interview their alleged victims in certain circums(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

The fear of legal action being taken against Tusla, the child and family agency, runs through controversial new guidelines for how the agency will inv(...)

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